5 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

5 days in Boston & Salem Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Massachusetts visit planner

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Boston
— 3 nights
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Salem
— 1 night
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Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Let the collections at Museum of Fine Arts and Otis House capture your imagination. North End and Mount Auburn Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Marginal Way Walkway in Ogunquit, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, get advice or help at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and take a stroll through Newbury Street.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip app.

Newark to Boston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Side Trips

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Salem

— 1 night

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum, then examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum, then contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Pickering Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and then stop by Magika - Chapel of Archangel Michael.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Salem online trip builder.

Getting from Boston to Salem by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Salem, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

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